A fantastic boutique Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley from our friends at Buoncristiani. Only 325 cases produced.
The Buoncristiani Brothers proudly present the new release of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Achieving their desired style and profile for their first release was accomplished through careful vineyard and clonal selection, proper maturity at harvest, and very specific handling of the juice on the gentle path towards bottling. Complex aromas of lemon zest, white peach, ripe ruby grapefruit, orange sherbert, floral muscat, vanilla, and lemon cream pie entice the senses. On the palate, a creamy texture leads the way to layered flavors of mango, green melon, nectarine, key lime pie, honeysuckle and vanilla wafer. Zesty citrus flavors, tropical fruit and ultra bright acidity linger in the crisp and clean finish. Highly recommended.
A fantastic new Chardonnay discovery for fans of California's best producers. Sourced from the famed Hyde & Stagecoach Vineyards as well as Pahlmeyer's Waters Ranch this exceptional fruit driven Chardonnay was handcrafted and only 350 cases produced.
95 Points Brix26: "Explosive aromas of pineapple, creme brulee, poached pear, and honeysuckle jump from the glass of the Buoncristiani 2015 Chardonnay. Its light straw/green color is followed by apricot and pineapple aromas and flavors, good acidity, lots of body, and loads of fruit, with a beautiful balance between richness, intense fruit and crisp acidity in the long finish This gorgeous Chardonnay can be enjoyed over the next several years and more
Buoncristiani is one of our favorite small family-owned wineries and their Syrah is off-the-charts delicious.
The Buoncristiani 2010 Syrah blend was handcrafted from small lots harvested exclusively from the Caldwell, Stagecoach and Hyde Vineyards. The Buoncristiani brothers created the series “Artistico” to fuse winemaking passion with other forms of art expression. The label features original artwork to complement the blend for each vintage. Easily one of our favorite California Syrahs.
A fantastic new Napa Red discovery - highly recommended while this small-production gem is still available.
92 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Red Blend O.P.C. is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah and Merlot. Creamy, voluptuous and super-inviting, the O.P.C. will drink well with minimal cellaring. The blend varieties works nicely to soften some of the tannic clout of the Cabernet, which in turn allows the lush fruit – always a signature of these super-expressive, generous wines – to shine through."
91+ Points Robert Parker: "The 2016 Proprietary Red Blend O.P.C. is a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 24% Syrah and 4% Merlot. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up tons of earth-inspired scents—tree bark, tilled soil, underbrush and fungi—with a core of blackberries and blackcurrants plus hints of tobacco and bay leaves. Full-bodied, firmly textured and with great freshness, it has a muscular black fruit palate and long earth-laced finish."
previous vintage 95 points (Editors’ Choice) Wine Enthusiast: "Just gorgeous. Floods the mouth with decadent black currant, cherry, chocolate, anise, beef jerky and smoky oak flavors that stun for their addictive deliciousness. Yet it is perfectly dry, and the balance of rich, ripe tannins, acidity and smoky oak is near perfect. The wine is a blend of Bordeaux varieties and Syrah, from esteemed vineyards including Hyde, Stagecoach and Caldwell."
The young Buoncristiani brothers have harnessed their shared passion for creating handcrafted, premium wines and have quickly created a buzz about the brand. Their family winery in the Napa Valley has turned out a Proprietary Red that has been knocking off more famous names in a variety of comparative tastings, including labels that fetch more than three times its price!
95 Points - limited